Should Retailers be Required to Carry AEDs?

The question of a retail store’s responsibility to carry an AED became big news after involvement by the California Supreme Court. A recent article written by a Defibtech employee investigates the pros and cons of retail stores carrying life-saving defibrillators.

Current trends suggest that AEDs, such as Defibtech’s own Lifeline AED, are becoming an expected site at large stores. As the article notes:

“Having an AED on the premises, rather than depending on EMS to travel to a retail store, is important because experts recognize “speed to shock” is the most important aspect of AED lifesaving. Up to 90% of sudden cardiac arrest victims receiving AED treatment within two minutes survive, but the chances of survival decrease with each passing minute. By 10 minutes, most die.”

Medical Device Depot carries defibrillators from all major manufacturers, including Defibtech. For more information on this device, or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot’s website.

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